Wisteria From Amboise, France

I bet you wouldn’t have seen a wisteria tree as old as this one. At Amboise chateau, I saw this old wisteria adding immense beauty to the old walls. A board there mentions it was planted in 1840s. Today, more than one and half centuries old, the trunk has hardened and thickened. The flowering plant belonging to the pea family, which usually has a tender stem in its initial years, looked strange in its ‘twisted and bent with age’ form.

When we were there, the wall on which it crept and climbed was completely covered with its blooms. The drooping sprays, racemes, measured almost 30 to 40cms. A bench there provided ample photo sessions for tourists. Sharing a couple of shots here.

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